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.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods, honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the in pakistan, a disturbing and familiar scene as the crowd burns the american flag. and in tunisia, black smoke rises from the compound. >> and two marines are dead at a military base where prince harry is now stationed awell. back home an emotional service at joint base andrews for the arrival of the bodies of the four americans killed in libya. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods were honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the them, calling them heros who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's goin
home, four americans killed in the attacks in benghazi, libya, returning home earlier today at andrews air force base. ♪ >>> this is the scene in cairo, a tense standoff between police and protesters. and across the muslim world, the rage is boiling over. u.s. embassy and consulates under siege in the middle east. africa and even asia, crowds in the street lashing out at america over a video mocking islam. i'm wolf blitzer in for piers morgan. there is fear and uncertainty tonight over where this crisis is heading. this map shows the unrest spreading to more than a dozen nations. in sudan, a chilling image on a day where mobs tore into the u.s. and german embassy compounds. tonight the sus sending marines there to reinforce security at the embassy. in pakistan, a disturbing and familiar scene as the crowd burns the american flag. and in tunisia, black smoke rises from the compound. >> and two marines are dead at a military base where prince harry is now stationed as well. back home an emotional service at joint base andrews for the arrival of the bodies of the four america
an emotional service at joint base andrews for the arrival of the bodies of the four americans killed in libya. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, information management officer sean smith and security personnel glen doherty and tyrone woods were honored and remembered. president obama spoke about the them, calling them heros who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's going on in benghazi right now? >> reporter: well, the situation is pretty tense. just about every single libyan that we have been speaking to of course expressing their horror, their outrage about tuesday's attack, saying this most certainly is not indicative of how libyans themselves feel but also really wanting to see their own government begin to take control, begin to rein in these various militias. the government for its pa
stationed there, believed in there, there was a piece of paper that had scrawled across it "libya is so important." it was a real chilling, somber experience to be walking through it. and one also, though, must point out at this stage that the attack that took place did not just happen at this one location. after personnel were evacuated from this compound, they were then taken to a safe house where we are being told a short while later that location, too, coming under attack. so this really is putting a lot of questions out there, first and foremost of course the capabilities of the libyan government but also the questions to whether or not the u.s. underestimated the threat that it faces here. libyan security officials have been telling us that for months now they've been warning the united states about this growing extremist threat and that they have been growing ever more concerned about how little control they actually themselves have over the situation. >> arwa, please be careful over there in benghazi. we'll stay in close touch. arwa damon, one of our courageous journalists. the
a telemarketer. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: the fiery attacks in libya that killed the american ambassador and three diplomat there is were quickly followed by fiery political rhetoric here at home. ambassador j. christopher stevens and three other u.s. officials were killed last night. details about the attacks are still coming in, but here is the latest of what we do know. back in july an incendiary ridiculous movie about muslims was released reportedly by a guy named sam sam sam bacile. he claims to be an israeli. it's not clear who he is, whether he is an israeli and whether a guy named sam bacile exists. but it was so offensive that the grand musti of jackpot condemned it. and roughly 2,000 demonstrators assembleed around the u.s. embassy in cairo. the diplomatic workers inside that embassy saw this protest developing and they understandably were worried about their safety by this situation that was developing. they calmed them down saying, the embassy of the united states in kay row condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt religious feelings of muslims as we c
improvements in people's lives. this is not right. look at libya since the fall of gaddafi. now plans to integrate the police and army. none of this is to ignore the huge and so bring challenges that remain. the murder of ambassador chris stevens was a despicable act of terrorism, but the right response is to finish the work that chris stevens gave his life to. that is with the vast majority of libyans want to do. if we saw that so inspiring last weekend as they took to the streets, refusing to allow extremists to hijack their chance for democracy. the arabs rain has brought progress in egypt where they have a certain civilian control over the military. where a elections have brought new governments to power and in morocco where there is a new institution and a prime minister appointed on the basis of a popular vote for the first time. even further, somalia has taken the first step forward by electing a new president. there has been progress and none of it would have come about without people standing up last year and demanding change or without this united nations having the courage
. "hardball" starts right. now. >>> romney pummels libya. let's start "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with the horrible story of the courageous diplomat in libya. he acted heroically in overthrowing lives during ka dauf fee. hours before the killing, romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks and called it disgraceful. reince priebus went further, tweeting toll a similar attack on cairo. this echos past attacks from the right. what is new on the statement in libya is the wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt. mark halperin and howard fineman are political analysts for msnbc. how did romney get in this mess? look at the timeline of events. it started yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern time, noon in cairo. that's when the american embassy put out a statement saying it condemns the statements by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. at about noon, the wall was breached and ripped down around 10:00 at night.
right now after the killing of the united states ambassador in libya. so how dangerous is it now for americans abroad? also, as the u.s. moves to hunt down the killers, libyan authorities make at least one arrest. but was it a mob attack or something much more ominous? >>> and mitt romney's taking heat even from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been throwing rocks and fire bombs as police answer with tear gas. in yemen, police open fire to disperse
now!" the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed along with three other embassy staff after protesters stormed a consular building, denouncing an american made film insulting the prophet mohammed. secrets and lies in the terror wars. and look how the bush white house was deaf to warnings ahead of the 9/11 attacks. >> one of the things that was most surprising to me during their years of reporting on this was the number of elements of the story that were advanced by governments around the world that ended up not being true. >> kurt eichenwald on his boat "500 days." and a whistleblower once jailed after revealing how ubs had helped americans evade taxes. >> today is a great day for whistleblowers, a great day for all the honest americans out there who work their job, pay their taxes, and today is a great day for tax fairness. today is a terrible day for big- time tax cheats. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three embassy staffers have been killed in an att
chris stevens and the three other americans killed this week in libya. >> we welcome home for the final time, ambassador chris stevens, mr. sean smith, mr. glen doherty and mr. tyrone woods. >> to the families of our fallen colleagues, i offer our most heartfelt condolences and deepest gratitude. >> they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. they embodied it. the courage. the hope. and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were. and that's who we are. >> four men are now under arrest for tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. we'll get to what's happening in the middle east in a minute. first let's bring in former ambassador mark ginsberg who knew ambassador stevens we know the intelligence community is very small, so we're sorry for your life. >> thank you. the fact of the matter is the foreign service and all of us who have served in the past in the diplomatic service and who knew chris from the time -- he was teaching english in morocco in the peace corp. w
personnel from tunisia, sudan and they are investigating the u.s. ambassador murder in libya. forced to delay their arrival because of the violence. thousands of protesters across the globe taking to the streets. they're fueled by anti- islam film that was released by an american film maker ck obama is paying tribute to bay area native ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in the assault on the u.s. compound in libya, calling them patriots who served america's ideals -- and laid down their lives for others. >>reporter: some say it was deliberate. >> i was described actions by citizens. >>reporter: there is no believe th to be pre-planned. demonstrations however continue to be ongoing in other areas of the globe. line of defense was easily breached. this man died of smoke inhalation after being separated from his guard in the chaos. and the darkness. today, we spoke with some involved at the american muslim voice foundation in the bay area. this is what the director of the foundation had to say in response to the recent embassy talks in libya and the violent protest happeni
killed in libya came home. ♪ seven marines carrying each casket from an air force c-17 transport bringing them to a hanger filled not just with leaders, not just commanders and dignitaries, but comrades, colleagues, family, and friends. the killing of ambassador christopher stevens, sean smith and former navy seals glen doherty and tyrone woods has become part of a political battle back home. there was not even a hint of that here, of course. among those in attendance, colin powell, secretary of state during the last administration, current secretary of state and defense. secretary of state hillary clinton saying that the four lives lost were lived in service to their country and are, in her words, at the heart of what makes america great and good. president obama vowed to bring the killers to justice. >> the united states of america will never retreat to the world, we will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every person deserves, whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that's the essence of american leadership. that's the spirit that sets us apart from other nations.
in libya was terrorism. it took more than a week. countless denials, clarification and swin. president obama white house now says it's self-evident that the september 11 assault on the american consulate in libya was indeed terrorism. anti-americanism continues to burn in middle east. president is playing a game of catch-up. the president's answer on direct answer to suggest raised eyebrows today. catherine herridge has been in contract sources all day but we start with ed henry traveling with the president. just outside miami. >> reporter: good evening. administration's account keeps changing and they admitted that nine days later this is a terror attack on president obama's watch. flip-flop from jay carney, 24 hours after he repeatedly claimed it was too soon to determine whether the murder of four americans with terrorism. >> our interest is finding out the facts of what happened. not taking what we read in the newspaper and making bold assertion. >> reporter: today, carney decided to boldly assert. >> i think it's self-evident that what happened in benghazi was terrorist attack. >>
the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetration of the united states embassy in tunisia and the reports that the american school was actually burned.
libya. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this horrible story of the courageous american ambassador killed in libya. chris stevens sounds like a great guy. peace corps volunteer who in his more recent career acted heroically in the overthrow of gadhafi. has been overshadowed by the desperate reach by mitt romney to secure political advantage. hours before the killing romney issued a statement accusing president obama of having sympathized with those making the attacks on the u.s. consulate. he called it disgraceful. went further, obama sympathizes with attackers in egypt, the rnc chair tweeted, referring to a similar assault on the u.s. embassy in cairo. the accusation that the president sympathized with muslim militants echoes past attacks from the right. what's new in romney's statement in libya is its wildness. the president never said he sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt protesting an anti-muslim film, apparently made in los angeles. "time" magazine's mark hallperin and howard fineman. take a look at the
herridge, that there were no demonstrations at the u.s. consulate in libya prior to the attack that left our ambassador, christopher stevens, and three other americans dea the were no demonstrations. the news is raising new questions about the administration's version of events and claims this weekend on virtually all the sunday shows from our u.n. ambassador, susan rice, that those deaths were the result of a, quote, spontaneous protest that simply got out of hand. here's the ambassador over the weekend. >> the fbi is, has the lead in this investigation. the information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that, in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack, that what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. megyn: we are now awaiting a briefing from the state department on the anti-american protests rocking the middle east and the muslim world. you can bet this question will come up, but what will the state department say? it is now refusing all questions a
that denigrates the profit muhammed. in libya and egypt where the protests started, they were linked somewhat to rev. jones's call to the prophet muhammed on september 11. jones has been linked to promoting -- even though the creator of the selma is mysterious to date. -- the film is mysterious today to. we met with one of the organizers of the protest in egypt the day before. he normally talks about the when-when the situation between the united states and the islamic world. what struck me with him, when the american flag was lifted down in libya where similar protests resulted in the tragic death of ambassador stevens. many people have not seen the video. many people have not read the side of rev. jones. they have simply heard about this video. they have heard about the efforts to denigrate the profit muhammed. i think it is a combination of hysteria and mass opportunism. it is unique to the internet age. host: what is happening right now in cairo? guest: there were a couple of protests last night. they seem to be more between youthful opportunists who like to fight with the police more tha
will the state department say? it is now refusing all questions about what happened in libya because it claims an fbi investigation is underway, and it says you have to refer your questions to the justice department, but they won't talk to you either. we are going to have what we can learn from that briefing and catherine herridge whose reporting this is with more of this exclusive just ahead right here. >>> we are also getting new video, riots raging across the globe today, and as the anti-american protests spread beyond north africa and the middle east, it is posing a serious danger to americans around the world. busy afternoon already here at "america live." welcome, everybody, i'm megyn kelly. hundreds of angry protesters in afghanistan attacked a u.s. military base in the country's capital city this morning, and neighboring pakistan police were forced to scare away a mob with live gunfire, a mob that set its sights on the u.s. consulate there. eleven police officers were hurt when protesters through rocks and molotov cocktails in indonesia marking the first violence in the world's most po
york city, the white house today said the consulate attack in libya is self evident that it was a terrorist attack according to the white house press secretary carney who spoke to reporters aboard air force one. the comment appeared to some analysts to mark a shift in how washington officials, especially the administration, classify the attack. early this week, the state department spokesman said they were waiting for more information. >> i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation. >> you do not regard this as an county of terrorism? >> i don't think we know enough. we will assess. she gave our preliminary assessment. we will have a full investigation now. then we will be in a better position to put label on things. >>shepard: the house intelligence committee chair, and others, called this a terrorist attack. catherine with the news from washington, dc. what, exactly, did the white house say? >>reporter: the house is backing away from claims the i salt on the consequence last was "spontaneous," over the anti-islam youtube video clip. t
of the day come from libya where the u.s. government is making a big push to solve the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. our nbc reporter is in benghazi as police close in on the consulate attackers. >> reporter: a team of fbi investigators has arrived here in benghazi. they're gogt to now begin sifting through the rebel and ashes at the u.s. consulate to identify any clues or evidence that may help them in identifying who is behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. we also understand that the libyan government for their part is cooperating with the u.s. intelligence agencies and other agencies involved in the investigation. the libyan government believes that this was a preplanned attack, that this was not a spontaneous outburst of violence as some have suggested. so far they have four individuals in their custody. they say several more are under surveillance. they are trying to see whether these individuals have any important information that can benefit the american investigation. meanwhile, u.s. intelligence asset
attack in libya. with the white house changing its story about what happened during the assault on the u.s. consulate there is new criticism. will national security now become a campaignish are shoe? we will sit down with obama campaign senior advisor robert gibbs. and then, caught on tape, mitt romney's comments about people who don't pay federal taxes who he says will never support him. can his campaign find a way out of this mess? we will ask a key romney support, wisconsin governor scott walker. gibbs and walker only on "fox news sunday." plus, new polls in key battle ground states give a boost to the president. we'll ask our sunday group if the upcoming debates are romney's best chance to turn things around. and from a stop at a burger joint to grandkids on a campaign flight, we'll go on the trail all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with antiamerican violence across the islamic world and growing questions about what really happened at the u.s. consulate in libya national security has finally become part of the presidential campa
of what exactly happened in libya when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of them, we've been polling in nine of them, and all nine it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other
, and a major development in libya. the first arrests in connection with the attack that killed two well-respected american diplomats and two former navy s.e.a.l.s. >> want to begin our worldwide coverage this morning out of cairo with ian lee. ian talk to me a little bit about this world via twitter from the muslim brotherhood that they are announcing the protests will only be held in tahrir square. why is that? >> well, brook, what the muslim brotherhood is saying, is that by canceling the protests around egypt, they hope to curb any violence that happens from those protests. but they said they're holding a symbolic protest in tahrir square. they also added that because it's symbolic, means there's not going to be a lot of people, a low turnout. you know, they can't have one protest in one place. that's going to draw people. but right now in tahrir square what we're seeing, we're seeing a couple thousand people in the square. so low numbers, according to egypt standards. not really the numbers we've seen in previous protests. >> do you think the egyptians will abide by that? >> well, t
on the u.s. embassy in benches gazy and libya. originally the administration said it was part of the original protest but now it looks like it may not be the case. 9:35 in the evening the attacks began. it turns out there were no protests going on at all. and as it turns out, we are also learning the libyan president may be correct in how it went down. it happened in 9/11. also the fact that he says they were able to attack a safe house in addition to the compound building and in addition he points to the fact there was a level of coordination between the attackers and this was a sustained, militant operation, not simply a protest that got out of control. in beirut, they took to the street and demanded more protests as a result of this anti-muslim movie that came out. this entire crowd chanting back "death to america." today i sat down with the organizer of the protester here in cairo. he's the brother of the leader of al-qaeda. what is so amazing he said he hasn't even watched it, let alone knowing all the things that are in it. it's the extremists in lebanon, which is a very
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